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other news now including winter storm warnings in effect today for mississippi to washington, d.c. meteorologist jennifer delgado with a look at that. >> hi. we've been talking about the heavy rain across parts of the south and now we're talking about snow. it's coming down now for areas including mississippi. you can see on the radar now it's coming down this morning. we'll continue to see those winter weather advisories in place for mississippi through the morning hours. then that storm system will shift over to the west and effect areas like alabama, especially later this afternoon and into the northern parts of georgia. right now for atlanta, you can see, for birmingham, we are just looking at heavy rainfall. again, we'll see that rain shifting over to snow. once we get more of that cold air working in, for washington, d.c. right now you are looking at rain, but you will see that snow working in as we get to the afternoon hours. here is a look at the winter weather advisories and warnings out there. anywhere in pink and purple. in addition to this this will lead to driving p
. >>> the winter storm dumped 2 to 4 inches of snow in parts of mississippi today and in mississippi and alabama some schools opened late because of concerns about slick roads. >>> it was a tragic love story that prompted a nationwide outpouring of grief for a notre dame football star, but now a lot of folks in the sports world are shaking their heads and wondering after the sports blog dead spin revealed that the much publicized story of heisman trophy candidate manti te'o and his girl friend who died of leukemia was all make believe. >> a 22-year-old stanford grad gets in a new fatal car accident, contracts leukemia and then dies. that's a big tragedy. that's going to be written up somewhere. it wasn't. there was no death notice, no obituary, no funeral announcement. >> yeah, and at the same time te'o released a statement saying he was duped into a fake online and phone relationship with a woman and now he's humiliated. dead spin says a friend of te'o's is behind the hoax and does not rule out te'o may have been part of the deception. either way many people wonder tonight how this whole thing
. california, hawaii, and mississippi are the only ones that haven't yet reported widespread activity but they probably will. five states went down in terms of the level of activity but four states also went up. it's a bit of a wash, wolf. we know the flu season started earlier. it's likely to end a little bit earlier as a result but we just have to collect some more data over the next couple of weeks, wolf. >> and that's what we'll do. we keep hearing that everyone still needs to get a flu shot, that it's not too late. but we're also hearing potentially about shortages. here's the question. is there enough vaccine to go around? >> yes, i believe so. but there's a micro way of looking at this and a macro. you have a certain amount of vaccine that is made and then you've got to sort of predict where it's going to be needed and how to distribute it around the country. a lot of this is based on utilization, flu vaccines in years passed past. 128 million doses distributed and 112 million vaccinated. those are actually pretty good numbers in terms of those that have been vaccinated. if you
, southwest into mississippi. forecasters are also warning of severe flash floods. meteorologist janice dean is live from the our fox news weather center. southwest mississippi is what i should have said, right, jd? >> louisiana, mississippi, alabama all the way up the mississippi river, jon scott. tornado warnings, we've had several warnings throughout the morning and we have a tornado watch. that is good until 2:00 p.m. local time for portions of louisiana into mississippi. tornado watch meaning conditions are favorable for tornados and right there we have a tornado warning east of homa we're spotting strong rotation on doppler radar. earlier today we had a trained weather spotter indicate a tornado was on the ground around baton rouge. this is a very dangerous situation. also because we have so much heavy rainfall these tornados can be rain wrapped so you can't see them coming. the other part of this because we have so much heavy rain flash flood watches and warnings for much of portions of mississippi river valley along louisiana up towards the mississippi where you see the maroon shaded
to thank mr. palazzo from mississippi who offered important suggestions to improve this legislation. i'm proud to be a co-sponsor and these bipartisan federal emergency management agency and disaster recovery improvements will speed up and streamline hurricane sandy recovery efforts. they'll also and importantly reduce costs. we work to target improvements that will specifically help communities in the immediate aftermath of sandy. these: critical bipartisan reforms supported by fema and key experts and stakeholders, including, we understand, from fema administrator few gait that these -- fugate that these must happen by march 1. i worked on these issues since serving on the committee with the gentlelady from washington, d.c. eight years ago. at that time i witnessed the devastation following hurricane katrina. we saw our emergency management capability broke down and significant reforms were needed. we crafted legislation that put fema back together again within the department of homeland security, reformed and strengthened our response capability and created pilot programs to test in
the carolinas. we got soaked yesterday northern alabama, mississippi, tennessee. it will be much better today. still cloudy, but at least to the rainy and wet. no big winter storms for the first time in a while that will be headed across this nation. we will be relatively storm-free heading into the upcoming weekend. if you're in virginia beach down to beautiful portions of the outer banks of north carolina, a little bit of wet weather and rain from now until 8:00, 9:00 a.m. then it will be gone. a look at your wednesday forecast, the start of a quiet weather pattern from coast to coast. cool and chilly on the west coast, but sunny. middle of the nation cold and chilly. overall looking like a nice return to work and school at least weather-wise for millions of us. >>> sandy hook students prepare to go back to school. >>> penn state fights back with a major lawsuit against the ncaa and a member of the paparazzi killed after taking photos of justin bieber's white ferrari. details next. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. she knows you like no one else. and you wouldn't have it any other way.
, mississippi and hawaii. the advice from physicians. wash your hands and avoid touching your face and keep your germs to yourself. >> if they are sick, don't come to work and don't go to the mall and go to school . don't hang out with your friends. if you are sick stay home and cough in your sleeve and arms. learn -- boston is hit hard and the death tollis 6 . 18 in all of massachusetts. state public health officials say the early arrival and fierce symptoms this season is causing patients to flood emergency rooms and a rush on the vaccine. this year 130 million doses was flu vaccine ared and 112 million are used. supplies are running low in places. but vaccine is still available . new york state andrew cuomo declaring a state wide public health emergency and urging everyone to get the vaccine. since the twine flu epidemic vaccination rates increased in the u.s. . half . americans have still yet to get the vaccine in yearr. >> it is a difficult situation. thank you very much. turning now to a big story making headlines. vice-president joe biden is expected to report his recommendation on gun vi
as mississippi. farther north, including upstate new york, the storm dumped several inches of snow overnight and in some states it is still coming down. meteorologist janice dean is live. where is it going? >> it is going up to the northeast and we'll see a new storm system but extreme weather center living up to its name. nashville, 35, almost 50 degree difference in savannah. 52 in montgomery. 35 in jackson, mississippi. we'll talk about you in just a second. stationary front that has the warm air behind it. cold air and then we've got the mixing. just around the new york city area, driving could be tricky heading home. be extra careful north of new york, few inches of snow on the ground. we'll continue to monitor that. trace, let's talk about what is going to happen tomorrow. >> you know, jd, i'm concerned but i want to ask you two questions, what is going to happen tomorrow but i hear cold and hot coming up, you think volatile weather. any chance of that? >> we're not going to see severe weather, but because we have cold air at the surface it freezes on the contact. we could see potentia
. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. >>> well, if you haven't got the flu this year, lucky you, but chances are you know or you work with someone who did. that's because the flu season is one of the worst we have seen in years. health officials can keep pretty good track of how many actually get the flu. science still isn't exactly sure how we get it in the first place. our emily schmidt takes us inside a maryland lab that is trying to find that answer. >> reporter: people goo to such lengths to avoid getting the flu you can't help but notice a place seeking those that caught t when university freshman dominic young heard about a campus flu study -- >> this is going in your nose and straight back. >> reporter: dominic had a feel egg fit the bill. >> i woke up at 8:00 a.m., every time i swallowed, i got punched in the stomach. yesterday i slept for 18 house, other than when i needed to sleep. >> reporter: he tested positive for type a influenza which callfied him for a st
, the mississippi river, the straits of florida you look at the diversity in the gulf of mexico. then look at the challenges between, what i call the interaction between the man-made world and the natural world. this is a very important part of the world but also a very complex part of the world. what you get as we have an increasing population and expension of the infrastructure you have increasing interaction with the natural environment, greater degrees of complexity. when you introduce challenges like climate change and uncertainty, the level of the types of events that can occur there in terms of the magnitude and consequences grows. we know the frequency is increasing. we're going to talk about this unique area of the world from a couple of different perspectives. i would like you to think about a couple of things as we do this. this concept of restill yantcy. -- resiliantcy. having done many, many months in the gulf of several different disasters and crisis that were down there i came to think of resiliantcy similar to the human immune system. the pre-existing conditions are not cr
associated with the storm system across texas and louisiana and mississippi valley. eventually some of the rain will head to the great lakes and the northeast by the end of this workweek. that is something to look forward to. it is because it is so mild out there. 41 in new york city. 50s in memphis. because it is so mild that's why you are not lacking at any storm system. rain is coming down over southeast louisiana and new oren leans. take a lookal dallas and austin. shadeings of yellow, orange even red those are very heavy rainfall rates. you are looking at dangerous conditions on the road throughout the morning hours. 4 inches of rain flash flood ago concern across the state of louisiana, arkansas and eastern texas ov the next couple days. >>> now to stories you can bank on this morning. you can't wait for the tax refund? you have to wait longer than usual thanks to congress. lauren simonetti joins us to explain all of this. how much longer? >> a little bit. the irs will begin processing individual tax returns at the end of the month 8 days later than usual. the agency had to wa
of the outbreak. california, mississippi and hawaii. but there are some new clues to show you tonight, stirring hope, and abc's chief medical editor dr. richard besser is here to show you. >> tonight, i'm cautiously optimistic, finally a sign in southern states hit earliest, and hardest, that the peak of the flu epidemic has passed. tonight, amid all of the sneezing and coughing, a glimmer of hope. we talked to hospitals and health departments across the south and many are seeing it. from knoxville, tennessee, "we're seeing that downturn." to north carolina, "looks like we peaked early." but it's not universal. even in the same states, some hospitals are still getting slammed. "our numbers don't yet reflect a downturn," a doctor from duke university hospital, also in north carolina, tells us. this year's flu season hit early, november 25th, a month earlier than a typical one. we're now six weeks into it, and if this year is like years past, we are likely to have six or more weeks to go. it's not too late to get some protection and today, the cdc provided first indication as to how well the vacc
mississippi state. they got every throwing moment of the game on tv. nothing but praise for the team at the coach pat fitzgerald. it wasn't our best season i can remember but having lost seven ball games in the past 11 years it's really good to win. it is a great story and we have a great time watching the game, i am sorry i wasn't there but that is the way it goes. tonight northern illinois fans watching the orange bowl and i you looking to upset heavily favored florida state. huskies led by quarterback jordan lynch of chicago's south side. and i you lowered states. the bears general manager holding a news conference to tell us why he fired lovey smith. rich king was there with the story tonight. no surprise at all. he was fired because he missed the playoffs in the last five-six years into never got an offensive year with nine years on the job as coach. he has already talked of possible replacements. he says he does want a strong leader and a guy with high energy. i want somebody to have high energy, somebody to pull people together in the building up the and positive. those quali
freedom ring from every hill in mississippi. >> from every mountainside, let freedom ring. stannic and when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring from every village, every hamlet, every state and every city. >> we will be able to speed up that day when all of god's children, black men, white men, jews and gentiles, protestants, catholics will be able to join hands and sing in the words of old negro spiritual. >> free at last! free at last! thank god almighty, we are free at last! [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ with ♪ ♪ we are free, free at last ♪ we are free ♪ free at last ♪ ♪ ♪ [cheering] >> live pictures this afternoon at the lincoln memorial as we continue bringing shots from around the nation's capital on this inaugural weekend. fifth grade students from watkins elementary school on the national mall in washington giving the annual reading of dr. martin luther king i have a dream speech from august of 1963 kuran washington fifth. now to the white house where the crews have been working on audience bleachers and the reviewing stand in front of
almost 90% in both alabama and mississippi. similarly in this cycle, romney won the presidency of the confederate states of america, a caring nine of the 11 rebel states. he achieved his high share of the white vote in the state with the largest percentage of black voters, mississippi. indeed, romney's strong national showing among white voters was almost exclusively driven by a stark support from southern voters. george w. bush got 62 million votes in the 2004 election and conservatives said he had a mandate. barack obama got 62 million votes in the two -- 2012 election, and conservatives started a secessionist movement. but the obama campaign took it to them and made a difference in the end. they helped create a new electorate, a coalition of concerned and they turned it out on election day. our two political parties are separate and not equal. the percentage of republicans who are white has remained fairly steady since 2000 at about 87%. the percentage of democrats who are white in contrast has dropped from 64% in 2000 to 55% now. independents have gone from 79% to 67% white
great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home.
. (all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office s
created a historic drought that still grips over half the country today, making the mississippi river less than mighty, so shallow in places barge traffic could come to a halt. >> i think that we're looking at some very risky situations for the middle of the country for the coming year, the persistence of the drought so far is a real concern. >> reporter: extreme weather caused extreme hardship, 11 disasters topping $1 billion in losses, 125 people killed in superstorm sandy alone. it's not just the u.s. catastrophic wildfires raged across southeast australia this week fueled by triple-digit heat that forced the government to add a new color to its maps purple, indicating up to 122 degrees. back in this country the city of chicago normally snow covered in january today tied the record for the most days without at least one inch of snow, 319. now the reason this record of 2012 is significant is because what it signals for our future. federal scientists say we can expect warmer years to become more frequent with more and bigger intense heat waves and perhaps more drought, brian. >> about the
presley's hometown of tupelo, mississippi, with a number of events going on, including a film tribute and lighting of its new homecoming statue. >>> you can stay on top of the very latest developments on those stories and the best political analysis on msnbc. tonight be sure to watch "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. matt sits down with former guardians of a steubenville, ohio, teen, accused of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party in august. the young stars of the hbo show "girls" open up about fame, critics and season number two. keep it on this channel for local news, sports and more. i'm richard lui along with bill karins. thanks for watching "early today," your first stop of the day on your nbc station. have a good one. >>> repairs are under way this morning for a section of the bay bridge hit by a tanker in yesterday's fog. see what the pilot of that boat will do in just a few hours to help the coast guard in its investigation. >>> gadgets galore. now on display for the entire world to see. this m
, you'll have a great time. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. nexium, the purple pill, helps provide many with day and night relief of heartburn symptoms caused by acid reflux disease. there is risk of bone fracture and low magnesium levels. side effects may include headache abdominal pain, and diarrhea. call your doctor right away if you have persistent diarrhea. other serious stomach conditions may exist. don't take nexium if you take clopidogrel. ask your doctor if nexium, the purple pill, is right for you. find out how to save on nexium at purplepill.com. >> pelley: you'd be hard pressed to find a college football player who had a better reputation than manti te'o, the linebacker for notre dame who came in second for the heisman trophy. he came in second for the heisman and played great football while overcoming a personal tragedy, or so we thought. we asked dean reynolds to sort fact from fiction. >> ...has not had a great gentleman. >> reporter: critics said
called crescent city because the mississippi river forms a crescent around town. >> what do you think the best thing is about the city of new orleans? it is homey. tradition, it is family. >> you can not get food like this anywhere else in the country. i promise you. >> reporter: be sides the charm, you can not come here without sampling world famous binea. >> he rolls them out through the sheet they're is made for us. it cuts it them out and we are open 24/7 so we with are constantly making them. [music] >> reporter: the 49ers are favors from 3.5-4 points but we looked for a spiritual insight. >> give us some insight as to how the game will come out. >> even though it is really close, looks like it might be san francisco. but like i said it is going to be very, very close and it is going to look like one team is winning and at the end -- they might go into overtime before everything is the outcome. [music] >> well, we certainly did neat a fortune teller to find out the fortune of tiger woods. woods reminded us all of the old tiger woods. torr
. that was the truman administration. the wildcats ended the longest losing streak with a 34-20 win over mississippi state. there's another college football game tonight. the sugar bowl in the superdome. new orleans, as number 3 ranked florida gators match up with number 21 ranked entirely underdogs louisville cardinals. >>> "early today" sports is brought to you by touch of gray. get rid of some gray, never all. >>> just ahead, media mogul jay-z gets his gatsby on. >>> plus, helping teens. >>> plus, the big 2013 next. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." to give you a quick shot of your weather forecast as we go throughout the day face a cold cart.definitely gloves, hats, t winter gear just about everywhere in the country. as we go throughout the afternoon, no real highlights. minneapolis. i mentioned there's a warmingd the weekend. not so much in thursday. not bad down there in florida, 82, miami, wouldn't that be nice. >>> here's your doctor prescribed daily dose of kardashian pregnancy news. get used to it. according to e news, kim has been having a craving for suc s
of mississippi as well. and a closer look shows you just how much lightning is associated with these thunderstorms as well. it's just streaming in off the gulf of mexico. and that is going to allow perhaps two to four inches of rain to fall in this area. and again, that's over the next 48 hours. and it will slowly spread eastward. that's a look at the weather across the country. now, here's a peek out your window. >> the new york city is 48 degrees. not bad, above average. we're also looking at temperatures today to top out in the upper 50s. and charlotte north carolina, looks pretty did there. minus a couple showers in orlando, florida, 81 degrees. >> so really the entire east coast enjoying above-average temperatures. florida's about 10 degrees above average. >> i love it when you bring good news. >> i know. >>> well, an asteroid fly-by, a beer just for dogs and apple and facebook. >>> plus, what should have been a fun adventure ended tragically for two men inside this inflatable ball. you're watching "early today." >> announcer: "early today" is brought to you by therm
toward jackson mississippi. that mildler air begins to make a push into baltimore and the east coast on saturday afternoon. in this air to the south which is close to 70, that moves in for sunday. so sunday looks really mild. right now though again quiet for another 12, maybe 20 hours, then by this time tomorrow afternoon and evening we will look for rain showers to come in with this system out of texas. making more of a track to the north but we will still catch the warm front ahead of this thing. that could generate showers and then the warm air behind that boundary into saturday and again it's going to hang out and get warmer on sunday. just a quick check of colorado with the ravens, looks like partly cloudy tonight. cold air starting to build in and snow showers out in the mountains to the east of denver. you get the idea of what's setting up for saturday. mostly cloudy, dry tomorrow, 38 with late day showers and tomorrow night we will call it 40. fog developing, you will be out early saturday morning. watch out for that warming trend the next three days, then we start to cool it
. the beneficiaries that are targeted underserved communities in louisiana, mississippi, alabama, and the florida panhandle. there are four components to this. the first is a program serving the developing improved community health programs. it is run by louisiana public health institute joined with the alliance institute which is a community-based organization. there is a mental and behavioral health program which has louisiana state university, southern mississippi university, the university of south alabama and the university of west florida. there is a literacy program which includes a washington- based group. that's got the literacy aimed at the literacy of the community and the community workers and those involved in with community activism and community projects. finally, there is a community health worker training program that is based at the university of south alabama. the overall goal here is one where resilience comes up in the language all the time but the resilience is very much in keeping with what we would do in public health. yesterday there was a meeting held at e.p.a. by the e.
. the cdc reports widespread flu activity in nearly every state except california, mississippi and hawaii. why mississippi would be there in the middle of things and not have a wid spread. probably has more to do with reporting than reality. it was widespread in just 41 states in the previous week. in eastern oklahoma one school district canceled classes because nearly one quarter of the 650 students report they came down with the flu bug. and we reported about shortages of flu vaccine in some areas in the united states including the city of summerville massachusetts but the cdc director says calm down with that. the overall picture is good and folks have plenty of opportunities to get the shot. >> if you haven't been vaccinated and want to be, better late than never but call the preprovider ahead of time. most of of the more than 130 million doses produced by vaccine manufacturers this year have already been given. >> shepard: and it is still too early to tell how bad flu season may yet turn out. it already killed at least 20 kids across the country as i mentioned. jonathan, what are you
ite sale. said to be linked to one death already to the state of mississippi. highway patrol says a man died when his car hit a downed tree on highway 50. some parts of that state seeing up to four inches of snow today. alabama, hit georgia as well. of course folks in the south do not see that kind of weather very offensive. the storm follows days of heavy rain across much the area. as the system moves north towards washington, d.c. officials warn that wintry mix could trigger flooding up to a foot of snow in some areas. nic gregory fox five in new york tonight. hey, nick. >> hello bill, that storm is on track to do just that produce some heavy snow. it's doing it as you move through parts of carolina western carolina into southern western sections of virginia. some very heavy snows breaking out across that area now. the storm itself kind of swirling from north georgia and eventually kicking moving off to the south and east. no snow really for the atlanta area. the north georgia mountains will pick up some much the rain in some areas will change to snow as we talk about the northe
of kentuctennessee and mississippi. we have severe weather today in the form of tornadoes. damaging wind gusts large hail. most of the severe weather should be occurring later on today into the evening hours and overnight hours across this area. nightfall will be occurring while we could be looking at some of the severe weather. stay alert through out the day f. you live anywhere here you could be looking at severe weather. otherwise in the northern side of the storm system where temperatures are holding snow we have winter storm warnings in effect across northern portions of minnesota. we are expecting 6 inches of snow freezing rain advisories in northern wisconsin because of the icy meso curing on the roadways. heather and patti ann tomorrow more severe weather very wide expected from northern florida through portions of the mid atlantic. >> what was supposed to be a spectacular snowmobile stunt goes horribly wrong. >> should the leaders of bailed out banks get big fat bonus checks? they weren't supposed to. what happened would have any tax payer fuming. that's next. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have
swing is just extraordinary. heavy damage in states like mississippi and alabama where there were thousands without power today. large chunks of hail and ferocious winds causing a lot of problems. anna kooiman has more from our newsroom watching all of this. what is going on outside? >> reporter: good morning to everybody at home. we are expecting very strong winds here in the northeast later today and conditions are changing quickly and severe weather threats are shifting east today after a major storm system has already torn through the nation's midsection and much of the south. the national weather service saying the threat of tornados is highest in northeast texas, northern louisiana, northwest mississippi, southeast missouri and arkansas. folks in tennessee experiencing widespread flooding, saturating the ground and causing trees and power lines to topple. at least one death confirmed by police there. the one person in arkansas struck by lighting -- lightning according to reports. the noaa reports tornado damage in arkansas, missouri, mississippi and indiana. this as cold and
in the state to enforce new gun laws. in mississippi, the governor had a similar idea, urging the legislature to prohibit the enforcement of any federal laws obama could get passed. >> i support the current laws. i don't think we need to change anything at all. >> reporter: the ferocity of the opposition does not surprise the white house. it's been nearly two decades since any new gun laws have been passed. >> we suffered too much pain and we care too much about our children to allow this to continue. >> reporter: ban on assault weapons and require background checks on all gun sales are things the nra is adamantly opposed to and vows to fight. >> there's people that care deeply about their second amendment rights and are not going to vote for politicians who sell them out. >> reporter: in recent polls, a significant majority of the public supports each of the major elements of the president's plan. that's why the white house plans to launch an all-out public campaign to support it, tapping into that grassroots network that helped the president win re-election. george? >> they're going to need
when it snows in the deep south. and it's happening this morning. mississippi waking up to snow to the delight of millions of children through the southeast. there's more on the way. look out, virginia, and even north carolina. right now jackson, mississippi, with about an inch of snow on the ground. and the snow is beginning to rain changing to snow around tupelo. this is a shot of mississippi. so you can get an idea there. if it snows like this in mississippi, we're going to get school delays. as i mentioned, it's going to spread. we have winter storm warnings in ten different states. mostly hovered around the richmond to raleigh to asheville areas. this is where we'll see the highest totals. atlanta, you're on the south side of this, maybe a little snow on the backside. washington, d.c., same for you. you're on the northern fringe. but it's really in the north carolina/virginia areas later today into tonight. and then tomorrow morning, it will end. the rest of the country, you look just fine. no travel trouble. just cold up in minneapolis. but get ready, north carolina and vi
a brand new storm system impacting texas and mid mississippi valley. it will be producing a lot of heavy rain. that's why we are looking at a flooding concern. the good news today with the weather is we are experiencing mild temperatures in places like the northeast. new york city the high temperature today at 47 degrees. rapid city 45 degrees for your high temperature and 50 into the 50s as we head into the afternoon in denver and colorado. looking at mild air in place. the storm system across texas already starting to reduce isolated showers across the eastern part of the state also areas in brownsville southern tip of texas. we are looking at a lot of heavy rain over the next several days associated with the storm system across eastern texas northern louisiana and places in sashing saw. the purple you see could be areas looking at 8 inches of rain. a lot of heavy rain with the storm system. some of the rain could come in the form of severe weather with large hail damaging wind gusts and even isolated tornadoes possible. heads up if you live in brownsville or austin or houston you coul
on these farmers an ranchers. the right now the corps of engineers is focused on the mississippi river and able to get crops. jenna: i heard some of the barges are own half full is that right? because the weight, they're worried about running aground? >> that's correct. the river is basically down to a very minimum in terms of barge traffic and as a result, the corps is working to clear up a channel for the barges that requires work to clear out rocks that have been there forever obviously. they're doing it on expedited basis. this interrupts the flow of traffic which is infortunate. fortunately we still have traffic on the mississippi. there were concerns we might not even have it at this point in time. we have to keep our fingers crosses that the water will flow down the mississippi. jenna: you think about droit and barren fields but how important the mississippi river is to commerce in country. they ended up extending the old farm bill. the question of the role of government we talk about a lot these days. i was doing interviewing and research leading up to this segment. i got two different
'll have a great time. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought to you by bp and all of us who ca the gulf home. martha: we're watching a very bizarre situation. somewhere around 3:00 this morning a woman fell between a building and a cinder block wall in portland, oregon. she was there three hours before somehow discovered. perhaps the morning commute was starting, somebody might have heard her. there is a huge effort to get her out of there, wedged in about a 12 inch space we understand it. her feet are not touching the ground, according to some reports. she is literally hanging wedged between the two walls. they have opened up a section of the wall so they can see her is our understanding and she can see them which has to be huge relief for her. we're watching this rescue effort. it is, we expect that, you know, we're going to see them pull her out shortly. bill: that's right. this reporter is terrific by the way. kptv out of portland, oregon. she had a lieutenant, was it collins did she say during the commercial break. if
-mail, one from the governor of mississippi, one from a sheriff in lynn county, oregon. both saying that the white house is exploiting this opportunity to try to crack down on the second amendment and they will do what they can do both fight this and resist enforcement of any of the president's executive actions. the governor of mississippi saying he's asked his lieutenant governor and his house speaker to see what they can do to prevent any of these executive actions from taking effect in the state of mississippi. now, as gloria said, there's an organization on the democratic side to mobilize an effort against that and to spread the word and i can tell you that that will begin as soon as tomorrow. organizing for america is involved in many of the grassroots groups, but the white house can't coordinate with them. so it's sort of a defuse effort that has to take place out in the country by these groups separate from the white house. one other point i'd make, wolf, which is that we're told in terms of new moneys going to gun safety efforts, the white house is asking for some approxima
, rejected by the voters of mississippi they are not listening and hearing what americans are saying at every level. when a progressive guy like chris christie refuses to put attack on millionaires in new jersey to help them with their budget they are not listening. they are not listening. the american people want fairness. they want freedom. they want everyone to be allowed to do what they want to do with their personal lives and it's not the message it is the substantive principles that need examination. >> let me let you answer that quickly. that brings up a good point. you hear republicans say we need to change the packaging, how we put the message out there. are you with that, mr. blackwell, you need change how you are reaching out to people or what you stand for as a party in a major way? >> look, we need to understand what thomas jefferson said when he said a government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything that you have. we are the party of limited government and optimum individual freedom. we should not depart from those principles. we don't need
as well as the lower mississippi valley. the radar is lighting up with rain. you can see the wintry mix. as we zoom in for you, for areas like eastern tennessee as well as into kentucky, you'll be dealing with that wintry mix. we are seeing thing things clearing out to the west and down towards the south, including parts of alabama as well as into georgia, including atlanta. heavy rainfall some of these locations we're talking another one to two inches of rainfall. up to the north, snow is going to be the big story. we're already getting that report for areas like new york as well as into central parts of connecticut as well as into pennsylvania. as we help you time this out for you, for the ice storm warning, it will really come to an end about 6:00 a.m. central time for areas including parts of the lower mississippi valley. and for regions like pittsburgh as well as into parts of new york, we're talking some snow and beewe're also talking winte weather advisory until 4:00 p.m. some of these locations will pick up two to four inches of snow and look for parts of boston, we'll be lookin
carolina. they had plenty of snow in birmingham alabama, and jackson, mississippi, it was a record snowfall for them, just shy of two inches. it was challenging to forecast. we were right on the edge, so it was a stuffed forecast. we came out with nothing this time. there are a couple of light snow flurries up to the north. along the mason-dixon line, a little wraparound energy on the backside of that. lake-effect snow is going on as well. 38 degrees now in d.c., 36 adults, 34 in winchester now. we will be cooling down. --it's 36 degrees at dulles. it will be 34 degrees at 9:00, 36 at noon, 37 at 5:00, highs in the upper 30's. sunshine this weekend. we will have a blast of a cool down in the seven-day forecast, minutes away. now to jamee with traffic. >> open roads now around the beltway, no problems in silver spring, passing new hampshire avenue, and landover, new carrollton 270 looking great past middlebrook road. no problems in gaithersburg. 270 new shady grove road plant and on 355 at shady grove road here. northbound 28 before 66, accident activity on the shoulder. 395 and 95, stafford
you in a few. in a few. >>> winter storm dumps up to four inches of snow in mississippi. 2,000 customers were without power this morning because of the state. transportation officials are warning drivers about ice on highways and bridges. the snow is expected to melt off quickly as temperatures are expected to rise in the upper 40s. >>> why it appears the push to reduce teen smoking in virginia is working.  >>> a push to reduce smoking among virginia teens is paying off as rates fall to the lowest level in a decade. state-wide survey shows the number of middle school student white house smoke regularly declined 70% between 2001 and 2011. 3% during the same time period number of high school students dropped 18%. the governor is contributing to the decline by the virginia issue to reduce smoking. >>> after losing her mom and grandmother to breast cancer miss virginia will undergoing a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of the disease. >> going back to my family history and finding out this disease took all of the women in my family i said i don't wan
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